GWAR lead singer Dave "Oderus Urungus" Brockie passed away on Sunday. The band's manager, Jack Flanagan, has issued a
statement that reveals a public memorial for Brockie will be held on Friday, August 15 at
Hadad's Lake in Richmond, VA.
The memorial will take place one day before this year's GWAR-B-Q, which will still go on
as planned. It is unclear if the remaining members of GWAR will perform at either the
GWAR-B-Q or the memorial. Here's the full statement from Flanagan:
On behalf of Dave Brockie‘s family, Slave Pit Inc. and GWAR, we would like to thank all
the loyal fans worldwide for the outpouring of love and support shown to us over the past
few days. Knowing that we have such amazing family, friends and fans is truly helping us
all get through this tough time.
We are awaiting a toxicology report from the medical examiners office to confirm the cause
of death. The medical examiners office has informed us that the results can take one to
three months to be processed. Standard protocol exists that a toxicology procedure be
We have made funeral arrangements and a private memorial has been scheduled for close
friends and family.
As Dave and Oderus would have wanted, this year’s GWAR-B-Q scheduled for August 16th at
Hadad’s Lake (7900 Osborne Turnpike Richmond, VA) will still take place as planned. We
have scheduled the Dave Brockie public memorial to take place the day prior to the GWAR-B-
Q, Friday August 15th, also at Hadad’s Lake.
The lineup for this year's GWAR-B-Q has not been announced yet.
[via The PRP / Hat
Tip - Consequence of Sound]